| New York Stock Exchange: AVA
Avista Corp. is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and the distribution of natural gas, as well as other energy-related businesses. The company operates through two reportable business segments: Avista Utilities and Ecova. The Avista Utilities segment is an operating division that is involved in the regulation of utility operations. It generates, transmits and distributes electricity and distributes natural gas. The utility also engages in wholesale purchases and sales of electricity and natural gas. The Ecova segment provides energy efficiency and cost management programs to multi-site customers and utilities throughout North America. Its service lines include expense management services for utility and telecom needs as well as strategic energy management and efficiency services that include procurement, conservation, performance reporting, financial planning, facility optimization and continuous monitoring, and energy efficiency program management for commercial enterprises and utilities. Avista was founded on March 13, 1889 and is headquartered in Spokane, WA.